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MegRie

Sudden Alcohol Intolerance

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I've been gluten-free for around 2 months now. Before going gluten-free I didn't drink frequently, but when I did I could drink quite a bit (for my size), drink some water before bed and be fine the next morning. About a month after going gluten-free I drank some tequila. The next day I was so sick-- horrible headache and throwing up. I figured it was just because I had not drank liquor in a while and that I over indulged (although I had never had a hangover or thrown up from alcohol). Then about 2 weeks ago I went to a bacheorette party and had a couple glasses of wine. The next morning I was super sick again. I actually threw up at a restaurant twice, and I was sick almost the entire day.

I was starting to think it was a new intolerance or something but last night I had some gluten-free beer. I only had two with dinner and I drank some water afterwords. Before the night was even over I was throwing up, and now, today, I have a headache and feel nauseous. I've read that some other people have this reaction after going gluten-free. What are you experiences? AND does anyone know why this happens!? I'm so tired of being sick!

Thanks,

Megan

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I don't know why it happens, but it seems to be a common thing. Any amount of alcohol makes me feel like crap--as I'm drinking it, not the next day. Like you, I could drink fine before going gluten free.

I've looked into different reasons for this, but so far nothing's panned out.

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there's no reason for alarm, you may just be hypersensitive now... (since going 100% gluten free- i now have stronger reactions to additional intolerances OR maybe our bodies have become more vigilant)

but- maybe you should get your liver checked too by your doc


1986- Elevated Speckled ANA/no Lupus.negative Sjorgens

2008- AntiGliadin IGA/IGg~ Negative,TTG IGA/IGg~ Weak Positive, Endomysial Antibody~ Positive, IGA Deficient.

no biopsy (insurance denied)

6/2010- Enterolab Gene Test:

HLA-DQB1 Allele 1 0302

HLA-DQB1 Allele 2 0302

HLADQ 3,3 (subtype 8,8)

7/2010- 100% Gluten Free

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